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Intentional Interim Ministry Conference

Continuing Education - Spring 2024

May 22, 2024 - May 23, 2024
Hillsdale, MI

The ministry landscape is significantly different from that of five years ago and in marked contrast to the realities many were trained to expect and deal with in seminary training. In our time together you are invited to ponder, speculate, and prayerfully re-focus to see what the Lord of the Church is “up to” these days. Expected outcomes will include insights into ourselves as leaders and what we can imagine and do differently in response to our calling as temporary, transitional, shepherds. Briefly put, “What’s an interim like you doing in a place like this?”

When & Where


May 22 - May 23

Michindoh Conference Center
4545 E. Bacon Rd.
Hillsdale, MI, 49242
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Rev. Peter Alexander

Rev. Peter Alexander serves as Transitional Interim Pastor (TIM) of University Lutheran Church in La Jolla, Calif. Over the past 23 years, he has served other congregations as TIM in several states across the country. He has also served as Dean of the teaching faculty of the Lutheran Transitional Ministry Association and has taught Transitional Interim Ministry to over 400 ELCA and LCMS pastors and assisted in the placement of hundreds of Interim Pastors across the nation. He currently advises the IMC-LCMS Board of Directors.


Rev. Keith Lemley

Rev. Keith Lemley was ordained in June of 2010 through the Alternate Route program at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind. He served as vicar, then sole pastor at Crown of Life, Rochester Hills, from June of 2009 through 2017. He completed Intentional Interim basic training in 2017. He completed his fifth interim call on December 31, 2023. Lemley is a regular participant in interim training offered by the Michigan District.


Rev. Dr. Robert Kasper

Rev. Dr. Robert Kasper presently serves as the Director of Leadership Development for the Michigan District, LCMS. Prior to joining the Michigan District staff in 2012, Kasper served nearly 30 years as a parish pastor in suburban St. Louis, Mo. and Detroit, Mich. He serves as the Facilitator for Intentional Interim Ministry in the Michigan District. He continues to read extensively in the areas of Systems Theory, Leadership, and Adaptive Missions for the Church in the Post-modern/Post-Christian era. Kasper and his wife Debbie live in Ypsilanti, Mich. They have four grown children and ten grandchildren.


Registration is now closed.

Deadline to register is May 10, 2024.

This conference is for intentional interim pastors from the Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio Districts of the LCMS.

Additional Information


CEU’s are available for this conference. Please download this Word document, complete, and mail in.